- India’s longest bridge, the under-construction Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, is likely to be open to the public towards the end of this year.
- On 25th May, In a significant milestone, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde along with Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis inspected the under-construction Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) and flagged off the first bus to cross the MTHL to mark the deck slab installation completion.
- After the symbolic ceremony, work will proceed to the remaining stages like installing crash barriers, asphalting the deck, erecting view-cutters, setting up the open toll collection centres, security & surveillance systems, markers and signages, waterproofing the engineering structure, lights & reflectors etc. over the next four-five months.
- The total length of is about 21.8 km, sea length about 16.5 km and land length about 5.5 km.
- The 30.1 metre wide, six-lane bridge is being built at a cost of over Rs 17,800 crore.
- The link has interchanges at Sewri in Mumbai and at Shivaji Nagar, at SH-54 and at Chirle on NH-348 on Navi Mumbai side.
Qns : What is the name of the bridge, which will be the longest sea bridge in India?
(A) Delhi Trans Harbour Link
(B) Kolkata Trans Harbour Link
(C) Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
(D) Chennai Trans Harbour Link
Ans : (C) Mumbai Trans Harbour Link